Questions tagged [steering-wheel]

The large circular wheel in front of the driver's seat used for directing the car when driving.

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Why does steering wheel shudder when applying brake?

I'm driving honda civic 2009, with new tires, new tie rods, new brake rotors, new brake pads, wheel balancing is also done. When applying brake, at speed of 40km/hr or above, the steering wheel ...
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VW Golf MK4 1.4 16v 1998 - Steering wheel hard to turn after Power Steering Rack change

Sorry for my English, I had a problem with my power steering rack that had some fluid leaks and some noise when the fluid level was down. I never used the car without fluid. Except the steering noise ...
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​Scrub radius and bump steer

is there any relation between adding spacer(or changing Rims Offset) with Bump response to steering wheel? Adding spacer or reduce Rims offset can chnage scrub radius.
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How to repaint your steering wheel emblem?

I have an older car with a chrome steering wheel emblem. The chrome has started to flake off and look unpleasant. Half the emblem is chrome and half is dull off-white plastic: What is the easiest way ...
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Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”

I just had a 4 wheel alignment done on a vehicle. While taking it for a test drive, I noticed that the steering wheel is not quite centered for the vehicle to drive straight. It's not pulling in ...
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How to fix the steering wheel plastic of the car

On my car after a punch the plastic where the airbag of the steering wheel is got a little cut, my question is of there is a way to fix the plastic. Is there a material that can be used tape, glue ...
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More steering needed for angle

Today I found my Corsa C 2002 suddenly needs more steering to make angles. A left or right turn would normally take a about 90 deg angle on my steer. But now it needs more than 180 to do this manouvre....
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1968 VW Beetle Steering Shaft/Box Slip

On my more-or-less stock 1968 Vw Beetle...why is the steering wheel slipping (to a new position) in reference to the wheels...after installing (two) new TRW steering boxes? I had the shop install a ...
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My steering wheel whines but only after sitting in the sun

I have a 2014 Toyota Venza. So I noticed that as I’m driving home from work that after a while, my steering wheel would begin to make whining noises when I turn. Power-steering is still working and ...
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The steering wheel turns left or right over small bumps

I had my front rotors resurfaced, brake pads changed and some works done on steering wheel pump couple of weeks back. Ever since then, I started noticing a few problems that weren't there before. ...
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Steering wheel wobbles at low speed roll, car shakes at specific speeds, possibly worsening

When my car rolls forward, the steering wheel turns quickly right then left, right then left, back and forth, the same small amount each time. At higher speeds the car shakes, and it seems to shake ...
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What are the possible causes of vibrating steering wheel?

What can be the cause of a vibrating steering wheel when driving faster than a specific velocity (let's said 60 mph). How to discriminate one cause from on other ?
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BMW X 1 2014 steering wheel vibration over 60mph

It is extremely cold where I live coldest it’s ever been we had 16 inches of snow temperatures are 10° and less with the windshield. All of a sudden my car at high-speed‘s greater than 60 mph is ...
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Can a slightly bent rim cause an outer CV boot leak?

After a severe pothole, I bent very slightly my front right rim right before a road trip. As the effect wasn't noticeable, I went on my road trip. I noticed the clamp on my CV boot had gone loose on ...
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Will an off-center steering wheel be corrected in an alignment visit?

I am planning on installing an OEM heated steering wheel but I'm concerned that I might not have the wheels and steering perfectly aligned, and I'll install the new steering wheel slightly off-...
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Wobbly Steering-wheel after changing Rims/Tires?

I've just recently swapped Summer Tires/Rims for my Winter set on my own for the first time. As it should be an easy concept, I went to a "U-Wrench" type shop where you rent a stall with a lift/tools ...
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2006 Subaru outback station wagon

I have 2006 subaru outback station wagon,my key wont turn the steering wheel is lock and the gears wont change and ideas of what could be wrong?
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What can cause a steering wheel to end up misaligned, and how to investigate?

Similar problem to Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”, except: In my case there's no obvious cause, it just happened one day, so the "take it back to the shop" answer isn't an ...
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Steering wheel out of alignment, is it safe to drive short-term?

I parked extremely close to a curb and when pulling out of the spot, the tires weren't free to turn and I accidentally got the wheel out of alignment. Now the car drives straight when it's about 10 ...
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Steering Wheel Lost Sensitivity

After driving a 340 mile round-trip I realized that my car didnt feel right driving local this morning. My steering wheel lost some of its sensitivity. It just feels too "loose". I have a 2019 Honda ...
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Re-trim steering wheel with paint

I have an STi steering wheel which I'd like to keep. I took off the leather that was covering it, and I'm left with the moulded rubber undearneath which forms the steering wheel. I've sanded it down ...
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Steering wheel becomes stiff intermittently

The steering wheel of my 2011 Maxima SV becomes stiff intermittently while driving. Sometimes it is smooth but usually it is stiff and hard to turn. The steering pump was replaced about 6 months but ...
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Is it possible to connect multifunction steering wheel to an old car?

For example I would like to replace standard steering wheel in 2002 Fiat Punto 2 with multifunction wheel from Grande Punto or other and be able to control radio
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Toyota camry 2005 steering wheel on Toyota camry 2002?

I have installed a new head unit in my Toyota camry 2002. The head unit is SWC compatible. I was hoping to take advantage of that feature. The steering wheel I have now only has 2 buttons on the wheel....
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Vibrations In Steering Wheel During Cold Weather

Basically brand new car bought from the dealership with ~6000KM on it last week. They did a fresh oil change and helped me install winter tires for me. However when the vehicle starts up during cold ...
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How to fix intermittent car horn?

Sometimes my horn works sometimes it doesn't. This has been going on for a few months now. Is this an easy diy fix? What might the cause be, what things should I look into? If I have to open up ...
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Why did the Tesla truck have a centre mounted steering wheel? Are there any advantages to such a system?

I asked this question on a trucking forum and the general consensus was that it would make backing up much harder. Does it eliminate any sort of blind spots?
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Is it possible to have a car without direct control of the wheels?

Would it be safe and legal to design a car which uses only power steering and where the steering wheel doesn't have a direct mechanical effect on the wheels? I say that because If i was Elon Musk, I ...
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What did I break and what do I need to replace?

My car slid and went over a center divider. I am very new to auto repair, but am wanting to learn and do it myself. Sadly, I am not very familiar with the parts so I can't really say what broke other ...
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After putting on new winter tires, my steering is weak/light

I just had new winter tires put on my 2003 Honda Civic 4-door LX. The steering has been affected. The steering now feels "weak" or "light" or "loose". Meaning I now have to turn the wheel further to ...
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VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI clunk in stearing wheel

I have a VW 2012 Jetta Sportwagon 2.0L TDI and have been dealing with a strange clunk/pop in the steering wheel. Have been to the dealership about this matter twice. The first response from the dealer ...
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Coolant and Power Steering Leak

1997 Jeep Cherokee here. I drove 120 miles and when I arrived at my destination the power steering and coolant were empty. The wheel was very hard to turn. I refilled the coolant and power steering,...
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Is this a standard alignment issue or something else?

I am working on a vehicle that travels a little to the right when the steering wheel is not held in the centered position. But when the steering wheel is held in the centered position, the vehicle ...
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Steering ratio for European Ford Focus Mk2 (2004-2010)

What is the steering ratio for the European Ford Focus Mk2 that was in production between 2004-2010? I can not find it anywhere... I need it for a research project. There is somewhat relevant answer ...
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How to unlock Ford steering column

My 96 Contour GL steering column locked up after someone tried to straighten the wheels after shutting the car off. I looked it up an this seems to be a very common problem with Fords, but there is no ...
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Steering Wheel Replacement on a 25 year old car

I've got an '85 Corvette, and the steering wheel is really beat up so I'm looking to replace it with a more modern and sporty wheel. What I'm looking to find out: Is this a safe repair to do myself?...
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Steering wheel/gas pedal vibrations after new tires and wheels

I'm familiar with SE but new to the Mechanics side of the site. Anyway, I bought new wheels and tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 S hatch back in June. I upgraded the then-current "MB" brand 16" aftermarket ...
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fitting steering wheel controls to polo mk5

Does anyone know if you can get aftermarket steering wheel controls fitted for my 2012 Polo? Knowing VW it'll be a gazillion pounds if it is even an option. By fitted I mean actually integrated and ...
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RCD 310 : are steering wheel controls resistant?

I want to change my RCD 310 (VW Passat CC 2011) by Android Device. Everything is working except steering wheel controls. I know that in some number of cars steering wheel control is working with ...
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Is the steering ratio of Ford C-Max constant or variable?

I would like to know whether the steering ratio is constant or rather variable on a Ford C-Max Mk1 (2003-2010).
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96 corolla: is there a way to break steering wheel lock with only minimal damage?

Long story short - after diagnosing my 96 corolla with a blown head gasket (thanks to the members this community), it now needs to be moved to a final resting place where I will hack away at its ...
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What is the part number for the i-mid source wheel on a 9th generation Civic?

I have a 9th Generation Honda Civic (2012). It has wheel buttons which have worn down (actually transparent the cheap paint came off), and one of the sides even chipped. This is on the left side of ...
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Do all airbag squibs on Opel Corsa C include steering angle sensor?

Do all the airbag squibs on an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa C include steering angle sensor? I mean is the steering angle sensor included in the part even on cars that do not have ESP/ESC (Electronic Stability ...
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Can steering wheel angle/torque sensor fit to a car that had it optional?

I need to read steering angle from a car for research purposes. My question is - can I fit a steering wheel angle/torque sensor to a particular car that itself has no ESP/ESC (Electronic Stability ...
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Questions About the “Death Wobble”

I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler (4 cyl) that has been infected by the infamous "Death Wobble". If this term is too slang then here is an article that can explain it better than I could hope to. I would ...
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Why could my vehicle be shaking around 60mph after hydroplaning?

Yesterday, I was driving home in a storm and I ended up hydroplaning. My car, Hyundai Elantra Coupe 2014, spun a 360 landing me in the dirt on the side of the road. Luckily, no one was driving by me ...
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What is the technical name for the steering wheel adjustment lever?

Does it have a more accurate name, or is it just to be referred to as the steering wheel adjustment lever for all time?
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Steering wheel shakes at high speeds

the steering wheel sometimes shakes at high speeds around 70 miles per hour. It does not always happen. Some day when I am driving at 70, I feel no shakes. some day it shakes badly at the same speed. ...
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Testing a used car: steering is not 100% light

A very newbie driver here. The only car that I tried was the car I used in the driving lessons. It was a Golf 2013. Today, I tried the first car and it is a Mercedes Benz C200 (it has power steering). ...
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Steering wheel doesnt return to center in peugeot 108

If I turn the steering wheel 20 degrees is not return to the center, I tested it with the low and high speeds, someone told me that in electric steering this is normal and it is not a problem, is it ...